I discovered a website last night which contained thousands upon thousands of video game soundtracks. Most were available for download, but I think you have to buy some of them. Either way...I took a walk down memory lane and listened to a lot of the soundtracks to some of the videogames I used to play back in the 90s.
Sonic (The music for this game and its many sequels was nothing short of brilliant! If I was a musician, I would be more than willing to pay for sampling some of the jams on those games. BTW...does anyone remember the Carnival nights zone? That was just insane!) Don't shoot me, but I could hear Gwen Stefani doing some vocals to that one.
Super Mario ( Needs no explanation. Each and every one of the Mario games contained music that we will never forget.)
Mortal Kombat ( I just love the intensity in most of the theme music for the MK games.)
Street Fighter 2 ( I love how there was a different theme song to represent each fighter, and their place of origin. Cammy's stage was always my favorite. Others included Dhalsim's, Blanka's, and Zangief's. T.Hawk's was cool too. )
There are others...but those are the games that really take me back...
Just listening to some of the music on these makes me think how did these guys come up with this stuff?
I mean...some of the music was so SICK! and crazy...in the best way!
I'm sure you guys can probably think of more recent examples...as I left all of my game playing in the 90s.
What's some of you guys' favorites? Share your thoughts on these...or whichever games contain some of your favorite tunes.
btw...the website I mentioned is...http://gh.ffshrine.org/.
Hope there's no problem with me posting that here.
If there are any of you out there who frequent this board who know or are acquainted with any of the people responsible for producing vg music...give them a pat on the back and remind them that their work is appreciated.